The palace church is the only building remaining from the original baroque palace after the 1757 fire. The church was built in 1699 and is built like the Jesuit Church in Antwerp.
In 2018 the antependium stitched in 1943 by Queen Ingrid was replaced with a new one. Queen Margrethe II has donated an impressive peace of handcraft to Gråsten Palace Church. The new antependium, a colourful masterpiece of more than 250 work hours, can be admired during the official opening hours of the palace church.
The palace church is open for guests with Corona Pass as follows:
8 May - 20 June & 7 August - 31 October 2021: Saturdays from 10am-noon and Sundays from 2-4 pm.
For the time being, the assembly ceiling for Cultural Institutions will be valid until further notice!
NB. Corona Pass (documentation of fully finished vaccine/ documentation of negative corona test (max. 72 hours)/ documentation of past corona infection, not older than 14-180 days)
Dogs are not permitted in the church except from guide and service dogs.
Guided tours for groups through the garden and the in the church can be booked at Sønderborg Tourist Office.
When the royals are in residence
When the royal family stays at the palace, the Palace Church is only open to the public in connection with services, evening singing and church concerts.
For information about the royals' stay read more under the related product "Gråsten Palace"